Pick The Winners: SwimSwam’s Pick ‘Em Contest For 2022 U.S. Trials Is Here!

The 2022 U.S. International Team Trials (AKA World Championship Trials) are fast approaching, and the Official SwimSwam Pick ‘Em Contest is now live!

The prizes for this contest will be provided by Speedo USA.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Need help making picks? Check out the SwimSwam official preview index here.

SCORING SYSTEM

Correctly picking a swimmer to place:

  • 1st – 7 points
  • 2nd – 6 points
  • 3rd – 5 points
  • 4th – 4 point

Correctly picking a swimmer to place in the top 4 but putting them in the wrong spot, will earn you 2 points.

Picks will close at 8:00 am Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 26, and at that time, we will post everyone’s picks for them to see.

You CAN go in and edit your responses up until 8:00 am on Tuesday. You can also use this “edit responses” ability to go in and print or save your answers.

The tie-breaker for prizes, if necessary, will be the most correctly-picked winners in the relevant time period, then 2nd-place finishers, then 3rd-place finishers, etc. in the relevant time period.

OFFICIAL RULES

Anybody is eligible to play, but only certain people are eligible for prizes (which are still being determined). For starters, only one entry per person is allowed. If we discover that you have made multiple entries, we may disqualify all of your entries.

To win prizes, entrant must:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Accept responsibility for any and all taxes
  • Accept responsibility for any impact on high school or college eligibility
  • Be a legal resident of the United States or Canada (prizes will only be mailed to these countries)
  • Must enter contest using their real name
  • No purchase is required for entry
  • Agree to allow SwimSwam to provide their personal information to a sponsor in order to distribute prizes

PRIZES

The Pick ‘Em has always been about bragging rights, but we all do love prizes. Many, many thanks to the prize sponsor, Speedo USA.

THE TOP SCORER OF EACH DAY RECEIVES:

Speedo Socket 2.0 mirrored goggle

Speedo logo Sweatshirt

Teamster 2.0 backpack

THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER, WITH THE MOST OVERALL POINTS, RECEIVES:

All of the above, plus the Speedo Fastskin suit

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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Margalis Stan
2 months ago

Sad I’m not from the US or Canada, a free Fastskin would be real nice LMAO

Maxi
2 months ago

I’m not eligible for prizes. Please post the results!

PFA
2 months ago

is it wrong to pick Urlando for second in the 100 back?

HeatFan14
Reply to  PFA
2 months ago

I mean, his 100 back SCY AR was 60 meters underwater, so LCM might set him back a little.

There's no doubt that he's tightening up
Reply to  PFA
2 months ago

Depends if you’re extrapolating his SCY time from Ryan Murphy or from Coleman Stewart.

Swammer2009
2 months ago

Don’t forget to scroll down to the yards entrees! Almost missed some key players.

Last edited 2 months ago by Swammer2009
snarky
Reply to  Swammer2009
2 months ago

What kind of entrees are you serving? Chicken or Fish?

Swammer2009
Reply to  snarky
2 months ago

Haha – whoops!

Noah
Reply to  Swammer2009
2 months ago

Like who?

Hswimmer
Reply to  Noah
2 months ago

Kate Douglass 200 Breast

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Hswimmer
2 months ago

It’d be good if you DIDN’T.

Hswimmer
Reply to  Steve Nolan
2 months ago

She may not get second but will def be 3/4. She swam 2:24 TIME TRIAL IN PRACTICE. 4 seconds off of her old PB. She can probably go 2:22/23 and could challenge King/Lazor

John
Reply to  Steve Nolan
2 months ago

not a tretch to see her in the top 4 which is what this pick ’em contest is centered around.

Noah
2 months ago

Would be nice if swimswam authors could attatch the link to the pickem in all future preview articles 🙏

Admin
Reply to  Noah
2 months ago

It’s on the sidebar, so it will be there on all articles about World Championships (or at the end of the article if you’re on mobile)

Virtus
2 months ago

Full riding the casas wave and hoping for the best

olivy
2 months ago

This is harder than I thought. Really had some tough time picking #4 finishers in events like men’s distance freestyle, 200 breast, 200 fly etc.

Noah
2 months ago

To pick MA in 2 IM or to not pick… worried he’ll scratch.

Wanna Sprite?
Reply to  Noah
2 months ago

Picked him 4th because I feel like that’s just relatively safe to not screw up other points if he swims it or not. Also he’s not focusing on it so he might not beat Kalisz or foster if he does decide to swim it

snarky
Reply to  Wanna Sprite?
2 months ago

Did the exact same thing and cuz there’s always the chance of a 31. last 50 after all that sprinting in the preceding days! 🙂

Admin
Reply to  Noah
2 months ago

He seemed pretty confident that he would scratch in interviews.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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